Area Status: Open
This trail enters the Roaring River Wilderness. This trail runs from Forest Road 4635-140 (4,400’) on the west to Forest Road 5830 (4,360’) on the east. From the trailhead at Forest Road 4635-140, the trail heads uphill 0.6 mile to the Roaring River Wilderness boundary (4,600’).
The trail levels slightly at the boundary and continues 0.5 mile to the foot of Mount Mitchell to the east (4,680’). The trail heads northeast around Mount Mitchell, climbs 0.7 mile, and reaches the high point of the trail on the north side of the mountain (4,960’). From here, the trail begins a steep descent on several switchbacks 0.6 mile to Forest Road 5830. The trail exits the Roaring River Wilderness here. Visitors can return to the trail head on this trail (#704). For those wishing to extend their hike, cross Forest Road 5830 and follow Cottonwood Meadows Trail #705 (2.9 miles). The trail (#705) reaches Cottonwood Lake after 0.7 mile.
Trail Description and Map (PDF File)
At a Glance
From Portland, OR travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.1 miles to Pint Creek Road (Forest Road 4631), approximately 0.4 miles south of milepost 49. Turn left (east) on Pint Creek Road and travel 4.1 miles to Forest Road 4635.
Follow Forest Road 4635 for 7.5 miles to Forest Road 4635-140. Turn right (southeast) on Forest Road 4635-140 and travel 2.2 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road (approximately 0.5 mile beyond the junction with Forest Road 4635-146). Walk east to the end of the road to access the trail.